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slightly, up 2.8% in math, 5.3% in science, and a half percent in reading. leticia long attributes improvements in her son's school to the teacher involveses. >> it seems like classes are more consistent, that they're all kind of operating towards the same kind of core curriculum standards which creates, i think, a better experience for the kids. >> reporter: this fall, 988 teachers, about a quarter of the total staff, received a top rating, making them eligible for the highest bonus. that's about 300 more than last year. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >> jarvis: as of today, a new law protects north carolina teachers from cyber-bullying by student who use the internet to intimidate or torment school employees. the a.c.l.u. plans to challenge the law saying school kids have been making nasty remarks about teachers since the beginning of time. and after five decades of service, a legendary american warship leaves the fleet. that's next. chiefs football player shot and killed his girlfriend today. then he drove to the team's stadium and committed suicide in front of his coac
benchmarks and monitor our progress towards them so we can focus our funding on what works. it is science that has brought us to this point. it is science that will allow us to finish this job. >> about 34 million people worldwide are living with hiv. by the way, world aids day is saturday. >>> if the storm damages your home will your insurance cover you? coming up in tonight's consumerwatch, how companies expect you to be pro-active and the type of damage insurance won't cover. >> flood watches are already issued for portion of the bay area. i'll show you which ones and i'll show you doppler radar and many of you wondering where that rain is. it's all to the north right now. when is it going to get in your backyard? i have the answer coming up. >>> we have another mvp in the bay area. i'm dennis o'donnell. and alex smith's reaction to riding the pine coming up. ,,,,,,,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke...
. that in a report in the journal "science." we asked ben tracey and our los angeles bureau to tell us what that will mean to the rise of the seas. >> reporter: the researchers, including nasa scientists, say antarctica and greenland have lost nearly five trillion tons of ice since 1992, causing sea levels to rise by nearly half an inch. >> we didn't really know that we were going to find such a dramatic speed-up. >> reporter: nasa's erik ivins worked on the study. scientists say human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, is warming the atmosphere. >> each year, we're getting longer and longer melt seasons. this year, we had one of the longest melt seasons that we've ever seen. >> reporter: melting ice sheets now account for 30% of the rise in ocean levels, making flooding from storms such as hurricane sandy even more destructive. along the california coast, the ocean is expected to rise another three to five feet by the end of the century. 3.5 million confidential californians live within three feet of sea level. >> eventually, we will be consumed by higher elevation of the ocean. >> re
by a science teacher at a school over 10 years ago. she filed a $10 million claim against the school district and three former administrators. three other women have also filed claims or lawsuits. the teacher killed himself back in 1996. >>> other bay area headlines, two law firms say they have signed up nearly 5,000 people for a lawsuit against the chevron oil company. it stems from the august fire at the refinery in richmond. the suit accuses chevron of being negligent when it comes to maintenance and of not properly alerting nearby residents of the fire. >>> in san francisco, a fire tore through the roof of a home on capitol avenue. the fire broke out around 10:00 last night. firefighters got it under control. hopefully they can fix that roof before the rain arrives. >>> 5:39 now. the new uc-berkeley chancellor is getting a hefty raise and a lot of folks not happy about it. nicholas dirks is getting the job that used to pay $436,000 a year. the regents voted now to add $50,000 to that. the new chancellor will get $486,000 a year now. the regents vote for the 11% raise came as students stag
system for measuring atmosphere ever rivers as they hit california. the injured to help science and forecast these storms like we just saw the last couple of days. >> and the benefit for ought home especially if you live near a river betting flood forecasts and also snow versus rain forecast to be able to pinpoint that snow level all of that beginning today right here in california. full forecast in a few minutes. >> good stuff, paul. thank you. >>> and you can track the rain anytime with our live hi-def doppler radar. it's on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> well, it's one of the biggest freshman classes of state lawmakers since the 1930s. today 39 new members of the state assembly took the oath of office. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee in sacramento tonight with that. grace. >> reporter: well, allen, the senate class is also sworn in today. they had 9 new members but most of them have had experience in the assembly and that's really unlike this new assembly class that we are seeing a lot of inexperienced freshmen as you mentioned. despite that and maybe because of that
, the academy the arts and science and lincoln high school. >>> inmates in the south bay are using their woodworking skills to put smiles on kids' faces this holiday season. the santa clara county sheriff's office and the department of corrections donated 350 toys to the toys for tots program and they were all made by elmwood facility inmates in milpitas. they range from a car to those rocking horses. >> definitely i would love to have kids see that i have put, you know, toys together for them and, you know, just good seeing those things go out to them. >> over the last 12 years, elmwood inmates have made more than 3,000 toys for children. >>> and coming up in our next half hour, emergency services on the chopping block. the bay area city that could lose its only fire station. >> on the 8th day of the port strike in southern california, new action to try to put an end to it. >> he's making cynical comments, like filthy comments. >> then the target worker got hit by a comedian the other slap in the face just hours after the video surfaced. when i take a picture of this check, it go
washington, we're going to do only that. we're going to connect food with everything -- history, science, national security. so many issues where food is present in today's world, and we don't think that way. we need to start bringing food issues forward. >> what's the food capital of the world now? it might have been paris. it might have been somewhere else, some say new york. where is it? >> i believe the food capital will be barcelona. i come from there, but my friend and mentor -- and you know him well -- sir ron aldria. >> he's at harvard teaching now. he's not cooking. >> i'm teaching at harvard too. still he has influence, hundreds of young chefs. barcelona, you go, and you will see the food capital of the world. >> what is it you mentioned national security in food. draw that connection for people who may not see it. >> for example, two years ago we had over 60 retired admirals and generals. they created an organization. they call it mission readiness. they are telling congress we need to start investing in food in the schools to start feeding children better, or the obesity rate
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